Public Administration

Page Updated: August 15, 2023

BA Nonprofit Leadership Studies

  • Financial management and budget analysis
  • People management and ethical leadership
  • Analytical thinking in cross-sector relationships
  • Administration and nonprofit management principles
  • Fundraising and donor cultivation

BA Urban Policy and Planning

  • Formulation of urban plans through impact analysis, forecasting, and visualization techniques.
  • Program management skills including grants, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Communication skills for public engagement with government officials and citizens.
  • Research skills including spatial analysis, historical precedent review, and best practice identification.
  • Administration of codes and regulations affecting all facets of urban living.

MPA Public Administration

  • Governmental budgeting, accounting, and analysis
  • Coordination of governmental operational activities
  • Recruit, train, and retain staff
  • Statistical analysis for managerial decisions
  • Program evaluation/performance measure identification

PhD Public Administration

  • Convergence and knowledge transfer
  • Conduct scientific inquiry and research
  • Analyze practical/theoretical questions
  • Explain/implement public service perspectives
  • Promote social justice/diversity issues